True Grit (2010) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
7.8/ 10 (149868 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of western violence including disturbing images

Production Company
Mike Zoss Productions [us] - (as Mike Zoss)
Paramount Pictures [us] - (presents)
Scott Rudin Productions [us] - (as Scott Rudin)
Skydance Productions [us] - (presents)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 14 December 2010
(Canada) - 22 December 2010
(USA) - 22 December 2010
(Norway) - 21 January 2011
(Australia) - 26 January 2011

Running Time

Punishment comes one way or another Retribution

14-year-old, 1800s, 1870s, 1900s, 19th-century, 20th-century, actor-plays-character-with-same-name, actor-shares-last-name-with-character, alcoholic, amputee, animal-killing, anti-hero, apple, arkansas, bag-over-head, bargaining, based-on-novel, bear-suit, bitten-in-the-hand, black-comedy, blood, blood-spatter, boarding-house, bounty-hunter, braided-hair,

Technical Support
CAM:Arricam LT, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
CAM:Arriflex 235, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
CAM:Arriflex 535B, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
LAB:DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
LAB:EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA - (digital intermediate) (dailies)
MET:3013 m - (Sweden)
MET:3043 m - (Portugal)
OFM:35 mm - (Kodak Vision2 100T 5212, Vision2 200T 5217, Vision3 500T 5219)
PCS:Digital Intermediate - (4K) (master format)
PCS:Super 35 - (3-perf) (source format)
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)
RAT:2.35 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Bidari, Gopal as (uncredited) [Ethnic Jury Member]
  2. Bridges, Jeff (I) as [Rooster Cogburn] <1>
  3. Brolin, Josh as [Tom Chaney] <4>
  4. Brown, Brian (I) as (uncredited) [Coke Hays]
  5. Bryant, Alan Eaglewolf as (uncredited) [Indian #6 in Wild West Show]
  6. Campana, Ruben Nakai as [Indian Youth at Bagby's] <28>
  7. Conroy, Jarlath as [Undertaker] <7>
  8. Corbin, Ed as (as Ed Lee Corbin) [Bear Man] <12>
  9. Damon, Matt as [LaBoeuf] <3>
  10. Denham, Craig as (uncredited) [Wild West Show Worker]
  11. Ferguson, Ted as (uncredited) [Hanging Witness]
  12. Flick, Scott as (uncredited) [Clement Parmalee]
  13. Gleeson, Domhnall as [Moon (The Kid)] <9>
  14. Green, Bruce (VI) as [Harold Parmalee] <14>
  15. Harris, Beau (I) as (uncredited) [Smoker]
  16. Jones, Cody (IV) as (uncredited) [Indian in Wild West Show]
  17. Jones, Roy Lee as [Yarnell] <11>
  18. Joss, Jonathan (I) as [Condemned Indian] <25>
  19. Knobloch, Philip as (uncredited) [Frank Ross]
  20. Leung, Peter (II) as [Mr. Lee] <16>
  21. Lipman, David (I) as [First Lawyer] <19>
  22. Mason, Scott (IX) as (uncredited) [Boarder]
  23. Matthews, Dakin as [Col. Stonehill] <6>
  24. Measells, John Michael as (uncredited) [Wild West Hand]
  25. Mitchell, Ty (II) as [Ferryman] <22>
  26. Murphy, Marcello as (uncredited) [Odus Wharton]
  27. Nelson, Joe (VII) as (uncredited) [Hanging Witness]
  28. Pepper, Barry as [Lucky Ned Pepper] <5>
  29. Pirl, Don as [Cole Younger] <17>
  30. Rae, Paul (II) as [Emmett Quincy] <8>
  31. Rostami, Cameron as (uncredited) [Pedro]
  32. Russom, Leon as [Sheriff] <13>
  33. Sadler, Nicholas as [Repentant Condemned Man] <23>
  34. Sanderson, Brandon as [Indian Youth at Bagby's] <27>
  35. Simmons, J.K. as (voice) (uncredited) [J. Noble Daggett]
  36. Smart, Orlando Storm as (as Orlando Smart) [Stableboy] <21>
  37. Sowers, Scott as [Unrepentant Condemned Man] <24>
  38. Stevens, Joe (I) as [Cross-examining Lawyer] <18>
  39. Walker, Jake (I) as [Judge Parker] <20>
  40. Anzalone, Mary as (uncredited) [Traveling Lady]
  41. Crouse, Wendy as (uncredited) [Town Lady]
  42. Goodman, Maggie A. as [Woman at Hanging] <26>
  43. Griffin, Martina as (uncredited) [Wild West Show Indian]
  44. Hinkle, Candyce as [Boarding House Landlady] <15>
  45. Inoue Harte, Samantha as (uncredited) [Horserider]
  46. Marvel, Elizabeth as [40-Year-Old Mattie] <10>
  47. Pelletier, Kaiya as (uncredited) [Ft. Smith Girl/Memphis Girl]
  48. Steinfeld, Hailee as [Mattie Ross] <2>


  1. Adventure
  2. Drama
  3. Western

Full Plot

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested. Jim Beaver Farmer Frank Ross heads with his employee Tom Chaney to Fort Smith to buy some ponies. However, he is murdered by Chaney, who steals his money and flees to the Indian Territory. Frank's teenager daughter and book keeper of the family business Mattie Ross travel with an employee to bring the body of her father back home. Before meeting the undertaker, they see the hanging of three men sentenced by the tough Judge Parker. The stubborn Mattie seeks out the sheriff that tells her that he does not have authority in the Indian Nation. She asks who the best Marshall is and the sheriff recommends Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn, a big old fellow with eye patch that has the grit to bring back criminals from the Indian Territory. Mattie hires the drunken Rooster and he plans to travel early in the morning with her. When Mattie is ready to depart, she finds that the Texas Ranger LaBoeuf had visited Rooster and proposed to share a huge reward for Tom Chaney in Texas for the murder of a senator. LaBoeuf and Rooster cross the river and Mattie joins them, and the unlikely trio begins its dangerous journey seeking out Tom Chaney in the Indian Territory. Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Plot not found

Total Business

BT: USD 38,000,000 CP: ©MMX Paramount Pictures Corporation GR: USD 171,031,347 (USA) (24 April 2011) GR: USD 170,938,575 (USA) (17 April 2011) GR: USD 170,760,874 (USA) (10 April 2011) GR: USD 170,422,239 (USA) (3 April 2011) GR: USD 170,058,659 (USA) (27 March 2011) GR: USD 169,780,608 (USA) (20 March 2011) GR: USD 169,381,405 (USA) (13 March 2011) GR: USD 168,681,088 (USA) (6 March 2011) GR: USD 167,132,442 (USA) (27 February 2011) GR: USD 164,568,000 (USA) (20 February 2011) GR: USD 160,355,029 (USA) (13 February 2011) GR: USD 154,902,541 (USA) (6 February 2011) GR: USD 148,305,900 (USA) (30 January 2011) GR: USD 137,963,519 (USA) (23 January 2011) GR: USD 128,339,354 (USA) (16 January 2011) GR: USD 110,035,157 (USA) (9 January 2011) GR: USD 86,670,382 (USA) (2 January 2011) GR: USD 36,068,000 (USA) (26 December 2010) GR: GBP 7,949,078 (UK) (13 March 2011) GR: USD 244,900,000 (Worldwide) GR: EUR 2,953,564 (Italy) OW: USD 24,850,000 (USA) (26 December 2010) (3,047 screens) OW: CAD 967,251 (Canada) (26 December 2010) SD: March 2010 - ? WG: USD 48,942 (USA) (24 April 2011) (80 screens) WG: USD 104,950 (USA) (17 April 2011) (177 screens) WG: USD 209,559 (USA) (10 April 2011) (263 screens) WG: USD 294,285 (USA) (3 April 2011) (324 screens) WG: USD 182,049 (USA) (27 March 2011) (205 screens) WG: USD 250,011 (USA) (20 March 2011) (268 screens) WG: USD 424,943 (USA) (13 March 2011) (401 screens) WG: USD 975,388 (USA) (6 March 2011) (725 screens) WG: USD 1,947,092 (USA) (27 February 2011) (1,222 screens) WG: USD 2,850,000 (USA) (20 February 2011) (1,465 screens) WG: USD 3,785,344 (USA) (13 February 2011) (2,072 screens) WG: USD 4,640,139 (USA) (6 February 2011) (2,902 screens) WG: USD 7,518,265 (USA) (30 January 2011) (3,120 screens) WG: USD 7,330,092 (USA) (23 January 2011) (3,464 screens) WG: USD 11,004,755 (USA) (16 January 2011) (3,459 screens) WG: USD 14,605,135 (USA) (9 January 2011) (3,124 screens) WG: USD 24,416,515 (USA) (2 January 2011) (3,083 screens) WG: USD 24,850,000 (USA) (26 December 2010) (3,047 screens) WG: GBP 212,830 (UK) (13 March 2011) (223 screens)

Movie Certificate

PG-13 (USA)(certificate #46488)
18 (Malaysia)
15 (UK)
14A (Canada)(Ontario)
15A (Ireland)
12 (Czech Republic)
M (Australia)
PG (Singapore)
PG12 (Japan)
K-15 (Finland)
M/12 (Portugal)(Qualidade)
12 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)
12 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
15 (South Korea)
16 (Brazil)
B (Mexico)
15 (Norway)
12 (Germany)
13 (Argentina)
PG-13 (Philippines)(MTRCB)
15 (Sweden)
16 (Netherlands)
14 (Peru)

Music Composers

  1. Burwell, Carter


  1. Deakins, Roger (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Zophres, Mary


Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2011) (Argentina) (DVD)
Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2011) (Argentina) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Bontonfilm [cz] - (2011) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
Film1 [nl] - (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
Finnkino [fi] - (2011) (Finland) (theatrical)
Odeon [gr] - (2011) (Greece) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Paramount Home Entertainment Finland [fi] - (2011) (Finland) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Paramount Home Entertainment [de] - (2011) (Germany) (DVD) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Paramount Home Entertainment [nl] - (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Paramount Home Entertainment [nl] - (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Paramount Home Entertainment [se] - (2011) (Sweden) (DVD)
Paramount Home Entertainment [se] - (2011) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Paramount Home Entertainment [us] - (2011) (USA) (DVD)
Paramount Home Entertainment [us] - (2011) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Paramount Japan [jp] - (2011) (Japan) (theatrical) (as Paramount Pictures Japan)
Paramount Pictures Entertainment [ca] - (2010) (Canada) (theatrical)
Paramount Pictures [de] - (2011) (Germany) (theatrical)
Paramount Pictures [fr] - (2011) (France) (theatrical)
Paramount Pictures [us] - (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
Solar Entertainment [ph] - (2011) (Philippines) (theatrical)
Tatrafilm [sk] - (2011) (Slovakia) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ar] - (2011) (Argentina) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [gr] - (2011) (Greece) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ph] - (2011) (Philippines) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [pl] - (2010) (Poland) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [se] - (2011) (Sweden) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [sg] - (2011) (Singapore) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures International (UPI) [be] - (2011) (Belgium) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures International (UPI) [nl] - (2011) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Zon Lusomundo Audiovisuais [pt] - (2011) (Portugal) (all media)

Film Editors

  1. Coen, Ethan (as Roderick Jaynes)
  2. Coen, Joel (as Roderick Jaynes)


  1. Andrade, Mike (production assistant) (uncredited)
  2. Arszyla, John (on-set medic: Texas)
  3. Attel, Jessica (production secretary: Texas)
  4. Baklini, Amy (stand-in: Ms. Steinfeld)
  5. Balsmeyer, Randall (title designer) (as Randy Balsmeyer)
  6. Bell, Cayley (assistant: Mr. Graf, New Mexico)
  7. Beress, Michelle (assistant: Mr. Schwake)
  8. Bidner, Tyson (supervising location manager)
  9. Boatwright, Eleanor (horse wrangler: Texas)
  10. Bridges, Jessie (assistant: Mr. Bridges)
  11. Brown, Lisa (X) (production assistant: horses)
  12. Brown, Megan Alicia (second second assistant accountant) (as Megan Brown)
  13. Buckley, Lava (production office day player) (uncredited)
  14. Burunova, Alex (assistant: Mr. Ellison)
  15. Cardwell, Cecilia (studio teacher) (as Cecilia M. Cardwell)
  16. Cardwell, Steven (executive assistant: Mr. Rudin)
  17. Carey, Matthew (V) (clerk)
  18. Caron, Juliette (french subtitles by)
  19. Carpenter, Jennifer (II) (assistant travel coordinator) (uncredited)
  20. Cashman, Alyssa (additional production assistant) (uncredited)
  21. Catlett, Loyd (stand-in: Mr. Bridges)
  22. Chambers, Mary Beth (production assistant)
  23. Cicco, Johnny (stand-in: Mr. Damon)
  24. Coen, Buster Jacob (abs double: Mr. Damon) (as Buster Coen)
  25. Coen, Buster Jacob (additional script supervisor) (uncredited)
  26. Cooper, Logan (location scout) (uncredited)
  27. Crawford, Luke (production assistant) (as Luke A. Crawford)
  28. Crowley, John P. (assistant location manager: Texas) (as John Crowley)
  29. Cunningham, Courtney (I) (double: Mattie)
  30. Curtin, Kevin (III) (admin/facilities coordinator) (uncredited)
  31. Dacy, Kera (assistant accountant)
  32. Daniels, Dustin (assistant location manager) (uncredited)
  33. Dean, Gil (wrangler) (uncredited)
  34. Delsarte, Shanti (travel coordinator)
  35. DeWitt III, James (stand-in: judge)
  36. Donahue, Kat (assistant location manager)
  37. Dorn, Dave (craft service: New Mexico)
  38. Doyle, Nicholas R. (production assistant)
  39. Draughn, Amy (assistant: Mr. Brolin)
  40. Forlini, Joe (I) (craft service: Texas)
  41. Fresquez, Amanda (stand-in)
  42. Friedmann, Robbie (location manager: Texas)
  43. Fritel, Joshua (production assistant)
  44. Gaitan, Vanessa (production assistant)
  45. Gallaghan, Rachael Lin (production coordinator)
  46. Gallagher, Mollie A. (production assistant: Texas)
  47. Garner, Stan (train coordinator)
  48. Gerrity, Taylor (I) (assistant post-production accountant)
  49. Gerrity, Taylor (I) (assistant: post-production accountant)
  50. Goddard, Jenny (II) (production assistant) (uncredited)
  51. Guinn, R. Elliott (medic: New Mexico)
  52. Hamilton, Ronald Robert (stand-in) (uncredited)
  53. Haynes, Cody (horse wrangler: Texas)
  54. Hendrickson, Rusty (head horse wrangler)
  55. Hintz, Ryan (second assistant accountant)
  56. Houpt, Drew P. (the new duke) (as Drew Houpt)
  57. Johnston, Thomas (I) (script supervisor)
  58. Kelly, Pablo (assistant location manager: New Mexico)
  59. Kennedy, David (XIX) (executive assistant: Scott Rudin)
  60. Kerum, Ivan (caterer)
  61. Khalsa, Suraj Kaur (production secretary: New Mexico) (as Isha Sunflower Downs)
  62. Knudson, Stacey (payroll clerk) (uncredited)
  63. Kurk, Cheryl (production accountant)
  64. Kurk-Dmytryk, Lisa (construction accountant)
  65. Kurk-Dmytryk, Lisa (construction accountant) (as Lisa Kurk)
  66. Laimbock, Franciscus P. (production assistant: New Mexico)
  67. Lucas, John (XII) (assistant location manager: New Mexico) (uncredited)
  68. Luther, Jennifer P. (first assistant accountant)
  69. Luther, Jennifer P. (first assistant accountant) (as Jennifer Luther)
  70. Macosko, Kristie (assistant: Mr. Spielberg) (as Kristie Macosko Krieger)
  71. Manes, Todd (production assistant)
  72. McAlerney, Crystal (assistant production coordinator: New Mexico)
  73. Miller, Andrew Alden (staff assistant)
  74. Miller, Matthew J. (production assistant)
  75. Minobe, Todd (puppeteer)
  76. Monich, Tim (dialect coach: Mr. Damon)
  77. Moore, Allison (IV) (assistant: Mr. Rudin) (as Allie Moore)
  78. Mulford, Charles (production assistant) (uncredited)
  79. Murphy, Brian (VI) (production assistant) (uncredited)
  80. Murphy, Patricia Mary (serious matters)
  81. Neels, C.J. (production assistant) (uncredited)
  82. O'Hara, Colin J. (assistant: Mr. Damon)
  83. Oliver, Sean (I) (adr loop group) (uncredited)
  84. Owen, Jason (I) (wrangler)
  85. Ramirez, Karen (assistant production coordinator: Texas)
  86. Rappaport, Mark (III) (puppeteer)
  87. Reeves, Naomi (assistant: Mr. Bridges)
  88. Rimmer, Will (production assistant)
  89. Roach, Holly (location scout) (uncredited)
  90. Roberts, Paul B. (location scout: New Mexico) (uncredited)
  91. Robertson, Chris (IV) (research and clearances)
  92. Robinson, Rob Rob (extras wrangler) (uncredited)
  93. Romano, David C. (payroll accountant)
  94. Rutkowski, Mike (production assistant)
  95. Rypinski, Sam (production assistant: New Mexico)
  96. Sanchez, Saul (I) (craft service: Texas)
  97. Sparks, Garin (production assistant)
  98. Spencer, Louise (unit publicist) (as Louise A. Spencer)
  99. Stewart, Lane (additional production assistant) (uncredited)
  100. Stuart, Monty (horse trainer)
  101. Taylor, Matthew Carson (payroll clerk) (as Matthew C. Taylor)
  102. Trucks, Clinton (assistant: Mr. Graf, Los Angeles)
  103. Van Allen, Lisa (craft service: New Mexico)
  104. Wakshull, DĂ©borah (location scout) (uncredited)
  105. Wallace, Desirae (production assistant)
  106. Warrick, Mark (I) (horse trainer)
  107. Wedner, Brenden (environmental services) (uncredited)
  108. Wenrich, Brian Austin (additional production assistant) (uncredited)
  109. Wetter, Jason (location scout)
  110. White, Steve (V) (assistant location manager: Texas)
  111. Williams, Justin T. (assistant location manager: New Mexico)
  112. Zayas, Nicholas (assistant: Mr. Rudin) (as Nick Zayas)


Mattie Ross: You must pay for everything in this world, one way and another. There is nothing free except the grace of God. Rooster Cogburn: That didn't pan out. Rooster Cogburn: That Chinamen is running them cheap shells on me again. LaBoeuf: I thought you gonna say the sun was in your eyes. That is to say, your Eye! Rooster Cogburn: We'll sleep here and follow in the morning. Mattie Ross: But we promised to bury the poor soul inside! Rooster Cogburn: Ground's too hard. If them men wanted a decent burial, they should have gotten themselves kilt in summer. Lucky Ned Pepper: What is your intention Rooster? You think one on four is a dogfall? Rooster Cogburn: I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned. Or see you hanged in Fort Smith at Judge Parker's convenience. Which will you have? Lucky Ned Pepper: I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man! Rooster Cogburn: Throw your hand you son-of-a-bitch! LaBoeuf: You give out very little sugar with your pronouncements. While I sat there watchin' I gave some thought to stealin' a kiss... though you are very young, and sick... and unattractive to boot. But now I have a mind to give you five or six good licks with my belt. Mattie Ross: One would be just as unpleasant as the other Rooster Cogburn: [outside the cabin] Who is in there? Emmett Quincy: [from inside the cabin] A Methodist and a son of a bitch! LaBoeuf: I've just come from Yell County. Mattie Ross: We have no rodeo clowns in Yell County. LaBoeuf: A saucy line will not get you far with me. Cross-examining Lawyer: So, you say that when Amos Wharton raised his axe, you backed away from him. Rooster Cogburn: That's right. Cross-examining Lawyer: In what direction were you going? Rooster Cogburn: I always go backwards when I'm backing up. Rooster Cogburn: Is that him? Mattie Ross: I believe not. Rooster Cogburn: Oh, cut him down. Mattie Ross: [incredulous] Why? Rooster Cogburn: I might know him. Mattie Ross: I guess I have a $10 horse. Tell Col. Stonehill I said 'Thank you'. Stableboy: No ma'am. He said he don't never want to hear your name again! Rooster Cogburn: You go for a man hard enough and fast enough, he don't have time to think about how many's with him; he thinks about himself, and how he might get clear of that wrath that's about to set down on him Mattie Ross: Do you need a good lawyer? Lucky Ned Pepper: I need a good judge... Undertaker: If you would like to sleep in a coffin, it would be all right. Mattie Ross: If I had killed Chaney, I would not be in this fix; but my gun misfired. Lucky Ned Pepper: [Chuckling] They will do it. It will embarrass you every time. Most girls like to play pretties, but you like guns do you? Mattie Ross: I do not care a thing about guns, if I did, I would have one that worked. Rooster Cogburn: [looks up at the hanging corpse] Is it Cheney? Mattie Ross: I would not recognize the soles of his feet. Rooster Cogburn: Well, you'll have to clamber up and look. I'm too old and too fat. Mattie Ross: [cutting the rope on the tree] Why did they hang him so high? Rooster Cogburn: I do not know. Possibly in the belief it'd make him more dead. Mattie Ross: [LaBoeuf is whipping her] Are you going to let him do this, Marshal? Rooster Cogburn: [watches for a moment] No, I don't believe I will. Put your switch away, LaBoeuf. LaBoeuf: I aim to finish what I started! Rooster Cogburn: It'll be the biggest mistake you ever made, you Texas brush-popper. [aims gun at LaBoeuf] Mattie Ross: And "futile", Marshal Cogburn, "pursuit would be futile"? It's not spelled "f-u-d-e-l." Rooster Cogburn: The jakes is occupied. Mattie Ross: I know it is occupied Mr. Cogburn. As I said, I have business with you. Rooster Cogburn: I have prior business. Mattie Ross: You have been at it for quite some time, Mr. Cogburn. Rooster Cogburn: There is no clock on my business! To hell with you! To hell with you! How did you stalk me here? Mattie Ross: The sheriff told me to look in the saloon. In the saloon they referred me here. We must talk. Rooster Cogburn: Women ain't allowed in the saloon! Mattie Ross: I was not there as a customer. I am fourteen years old. Rooster Cogburn: The jakes is occupied. And will be for some time. Cross-examining Lawyer: Mister Cogburn, in your four years as US Marshal, how many men have you shot? Rooster Cogburn: Shot? Or killed? Cross-examining Lawyer: Let us restrict it to killed so we may have a manageable figure! Col. Stonehill: I do not entertain hypotheticals. The world itself is vexing enough. LaBoeuf: You are getting ready to show your ignorance now, Cogburn. I don't mind a little personal chaffing but I won't hear anything against the Ranger troop from a man like you.L Rooster Cogburn: How long have you boys been mounted on sheep down there? LaBoeuf: My Appaloosa will be galloping when that big American stud of yours is winded and collapsed. Now make another joke about it. You are only trying to put on a show for this girl Mattie with what you must think is a keen tongue. Rooster Cogburn: This is like women talking. LaBoeuf: Yes, that is the way! Make me out foolish in this girl's eyes. Rooster Cogburn: I think she has got you pretty well figured. Rooster Cogburn: [after singing for a long time] That was "Johnny in the Low Ground." There are very few fiddle tunes I have not heard. Once heard they are locked in my mind forever. It is a sadness to me that I have sausage fingers that cannot crowd onto a fretboard... Little fat girls at a cotillion. "Soldier's Joy"! [sings more] LaBoeuf: [to Mattie] I don't believe he slept. First Lawyer: Mr. Cogburn, did you find a bottle with a hundred and twenty-five dollars in it? Cross-examining Lawyer: Objection your Honor, Leading Judge Parker: Sustained. Rephrase the question. First Lawyer: What happened then? Rooster Cogburn: [slightly annoyed] I found a bottle with a hundred and twenty-five dollars in it. Rooster Cogburn: [LaBoeuf has been talking about malum prohibitum and malum in se] It astonishes me that Mr. LaBoeuf has been shot, trampled, and nearly bitten his tongue off, and yet not only does he continue to talk but he spills the banks of English. Rooster Cogburn: I do not know this man. Mattie Ross: [anxiously watching four men riding to kill Rooster Cogburn] Shoot them, Mr. Laboeuf! LaBoeuf: [aiming his rifle] Too far. Movin' too fast. Tom Chaney: [after being shot by Mattie] I didn't think you'd do it! One of my short ribs is broke! Mattie Ross: [Discussing the price of cotton] We got most of our cotton in early. We got 12 and a half cents a pound in Little Rock. Col. Stonehill: Then I suggest you take the rest of your crop to Little Rock to sell. Mattie Ross: This being closer, I though I might check on the price in Ft. Smith while I was here. Col. Stonehill: Did you come all this way to inform me of the price of cotton in Little Rock? [first title card] Title card: The wicked flee when none pursueth. Proverbs 28:1 [first lines] 40-Year-Old Mattie: People do not give it credence that a young girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father's blood. But it did happen. I was just 14 years of age when a coward by the name of Tom Chaney shot my father down and robbed him of his life and his horse and two California gold pieces that he carried in his trouser band. Chaney was a hired man and Papa had taken him up to Fort Smith to help lead back a string of Mustang ponies he'd bought. In town, Chaney had fallen to drink and cards and lost all his money. He got it into his head he was being cheated and went back to the boarding house for his Henry rifle. When Papa tried to intervene, Chaney shot him. Chaney fled. He could have walked his horse, for not a soul in that city could be bothered to give chase. No doubt Chaney fancied himself scot-free. But he was wrong. You must pay for everything in this world, one way and another. There is nothing free, except the grace of God. [last lines] 40-Year-Old Mattie: I had the body removed to our plot and I have visited it over the years. No doubt people talk about that. They say, "Well, she hardly knew the man. Isn't she a cranky old maid?" It is true, I have not married. I never had time to fool with it. I heard nothing more of the Texas officer LaBoeuf. If he is yet alive, I would be pleased to hear from him. I judge he would be in his 70s now, and nearer 80 than 70. I expect some of the starch has gone out of that cowlick. Time just gets away from us. Rooster Cogburn: You are not LaBoeuf. Rooster Cogburn: I'm a foolish old man who's been drawn into a wild goose chase by a harpie in trousers and a nincompoop. [from trailer] Lucky Ned Pepper: I will kill this girl. Rooster Cogburn: Biggest mistake you ever made. LaBoeuf: As I understand it, Chaney... or Chelmsford, as he called himshelf in Texas... shot the senator's dog. When the senator remonstrated, Chelmsford shot him as well. You could argue that the shooting of the dog was merely an instance of malum prohibitum, but the shooting of a senator is indubitably an instance of malum in se. Rooster Cogburn: Malla-men what? Mattie Ross: Malum in se. The distinction is between an act that is wrong in itself, and an act that is wrong only according to our laws and mores. It is Latin. Rooster Cogburn: I am struck that LaBoeuf is shot, trampled, and nearly severs his tongue, and not only does not cease to talk, but spills the banks of English! Rooster Cogburn: [after missing a shot on a bottle he threw up in the air] The chinaman is running them cheap shells on me again. LaBoeuf: I thought you were going to say the sun was in your eyes. That is to say, your EYE. Cross-examining Lawyer: You sprang from cover with revolver in hand? Rooster Cogburn: I did. Cross-examining Lawyer: Loaded and cocked? Rooster Cogburn: Well, if it ain't loaded and cocked, it don't shoot! 40-Year-Old Mattie: Keep your seat, trash. Rooster Cogburn: If he is not in a shallow grave somewhere between here and Fort Smith he is gone. Long gone! Thanks to Mr. LaBeouf, we have missed our shot. He barked and the birds have flown. Gone. Gone. Gone! Lucky Ned and his cohort gone. Your fifty dollars gone. Gone the whiskey - seized in evidence. The trail is cold, if there ever was one. I'm a foolish old man who's been drawn into a wild goose chase by a harpy in trouser and a nincompoop. Mr. LaBeouf, he can wonder the Choctaw Nation for as long as he likes. Perhaps the local In'jins will take him in and honor his jibberings by making him chief. You, sister, may go where you like. Our engagement is terminated. I bow out. Rooster Cogburn: [referring to the defense attorney] Pencil-necked son of a bitch! Mattie Ross: Who's the best marshal? Sheriff: Hmm, I'd have to think on that. Bill Waters is the best tracker. He's part Comanche; it is a pure joy to watch him cut for sign. The meanest is Rooster Cogburn; a pitiless man, double tough.Fear don't enter into his thinking. I'd have to say the fairest is L.T. Quinn; he always brings in his prisoners alive. Now, he might let one slip by evry now and then, but... Mattie Ross: Where would I find this Rooster? Bear Man: You might want to head over to the Original Greaser Bob's. He notched a dugout into a hollow along the Coralon River. If you ride the river you won't fail to see it. Greaser Bob, the Original Greaser Bob, is hunting north of the picket wire and would not begrudge its use. LaBoeuf: I am not accustomed to so large a fire. In Texas, we'll make do with a fire of little more than twigs... buffalo chips. Heat the night's ration of beans. And it is Ranger policy never to make your camp in the same place as your cook fire. Very imprudent to make your presence known in unsettled country. Emmett Quincy: [to Mattie] Who worked you over with the ugly stick? Mattie Ross: Well I need a pony, and I'll pay you ten dollars for one of them. Col. Stonehill: No, that's a lot price, no no... wait a minute... are we trading again?

Other Titles

  1. Il Grinta (2010) (ENG)
    (Italy) (imdb display title)

  2. True Grit - Vergeltung (2011) (ENG)
    (Germany) (imdb display title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Austin, Texas, USA
  2. Blanco, Texas, USA
  3. Buena Vista Ranch, New Mexico, USA
  4. Garson Studios, College of Santa Fe - 1600 Saint Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - (studio)
  5. Granger, Texas, USA
  6. New Mexico, USA


- 'Michael Biehn' (qv) auditioned for the role of 'Lucky' Ned Pepper but lost out to 'Barry Pepper' (qv).

- 'Jeff Bridges (I)' (qv) and 'Josh Brolin' (qv) have both played the character of Wild Bill Hickok in separate productions before starring in this film together. Bridges played Hickok in _Wild Bill (1995)_ (qv) and Brolin played Hickok in _"The Young Riders" (1989)_ (qv).

- The two front buckles on 'Matt Damon' (qv)'s cowboy hat form the letter "B", the letter used on caps and hats to represent his hometown Boston Red Sox baseball team.

- In the original _True Grit (1969)_ (qv), Rooster Cogburn wears his eye-patch on his left eye. In the remake of _True Grit (2010)_ (qv), the eye-patch is worn over Cogburn's right eye.

- In order to get the most effective voice after biting his tongue, 'Matt Damon' (qv) tied a hair tie around it to talk as if he had no tongue.

- Rooster Cogburn tells Mattie about previously owning an eatery called The Green Frog. There is actually a restaurant in Jacksboro, Texas, called The Green Frog. It has been in business 40+ years.

- As mentioned in the trivia from the original _True Grit (1969)_ (qv), the character of Rooster Cogburn is